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What to Know When Moving Post Covid

 

Though the world as we knew it shut down in March of 2020 due to the pandemic, a whole new trend emerged; the ability to work from anywhere. Thus, many families and professionals found solace in being able to move back to their hometowns or seek new lifestyles outside of densely populated cities. That freedom directly launched a nationwide uptick in real estate transactions. Which then also created added volume to the ancillary businesses that support the real estate agents; all during a time when labor force was at an all time low.

Planning a move in 2021 into 2022? Here’s a few things to keep in mind from the Treasure Coast’s most trusted moving and storage providers, interstate agents with Bekins Vanlines, White Glove Moving & Storage.

  1. Schedule in Advance.

Pre-covid it was common for a company White Glove’s size, 16 trucks and nearly 50 full time employees, could service a local or an interstate move with as little as 7-14 days’ notice. However, with nationwide labor low and pockets of covid outbreaks still occurring, it is highly recommended to book your survey and discuss moving dates before even listing your property. Many top-rated companies are booking out 4-6 weeks in advance for both local and nationwide moving services; don’t delay.

 

  1. Accountability.

Many smaller movers bid low with a non-bound price that is sure to go up, require a deposit and then come moving day are unable to service your move. Why? They want the work but run into weather delays or labor shortages that make it impossible to show up when you need them most. On average our White Glove office receives 3-5 calls daily with devastated consumers who had “no-show” movers. When your moving date is critical to uphold, you need to know you are hiring movers that are accountable to show up and stick by their price which is based on: experience, reputation and a sound foundation.

 

  1. Used Materials.

Due to covid liability, used boxes and other materials are not available as before. Thus, make sure to get an idea of how much material you will need to pack yourself when receiving your free moving quote. Often, professional movers such as White Glove will offer material discounts if hired as the moving partner and will arrange for box delivery. Packing kits are also available for purchase at White Glove’s office located at 2175 45th St in Vero Beach for those looking to pack up for a home remodel or estate downsizing project and not in need of hiring a moving company. Keep in mind, if you wish to have your professional moving team do the packing it can be arranged cost effectively and all materials will be new.

 

For other moving questions, whether moving locally or to another state, or to setup a complimentary survey visit White Glove online at www.WhiteGloveUSA.com or call 772-778-4750.

Moving This Summer?

Throughout the nation, moving during the summer is the most popular time to move. Locally, there are many reasons for this. For example, the weather is much nicer in most parts of the country during the summer. Also, for families, kids are out of school which makes moving much easier. Of course, moving this summer will be different. Due to Covid-19, there are new safety measures in place that will help families and professionals movers alike. For instance, masks and gloves are recommended to be worn for the overs and the customer.  At White Glove Moving & Storage, portable hand washing kits and  daily truck sanitation are new norms. Yet, the most important take away is that your move can still happen.

moving this summer

As an interstate agent with Bekins Vanlines, we have the privilege of moving people and families into and out of Florida. Due to high demand in the summer, minimum weights for each shipment go up which results in slightly higher charges as a result. If flexible, customers can see a savings if choosing to move before the middle of May or after the middle of September. However, changing dates is not always possible so when it comes to moving this summer here are a few tips.

Firstly, for those doing some of the move yourself, avoid working outside during the hottest part of the day. For pets, choose a cool place for them to stay that’s away from the packing and loading areas. Often, a kennel or a pet sitter’s house are the best options. Also, think about personal hydration and wear breathable clothing. Perhaps the easiest solution, hire White Glove for all the big and heavy stuff and allow yourself time to pack in the mornings and evenings leading up to move day. To do so, an in-home or virtual survey is required as moving this summer will fill up.

Secondly, since demand is high in the summer months, be sure to arrange for your survey ad reserve your ideal dates as soon as possible. Because, with more people booking there are only so many dates available in the month. Please note, this is less of an issue when moving locally throughout the Treasure Coast as opposed to out of state. Additionally, take advantage of special packages from professionals for packing materials. During peak season, big box stores tend to run low on inventory as a result of demand. Therefore, ask how many and what size boxes are suggested when you get your free White Glove survey so you don’t have to guess. Better still, you won’t have to go into an number of stores before moving this summer.

Thirdly, for those moving with kids, we suggest you try to make it fun. Aside from the suggestions below, consider reading to them from a lists of top rated kids’ moving books. Hence, it allows them to see they are not along in the moving process. Consequently, White Glove has launched a summer reading experience; please watch and enjoy.If you want to own this book; here it is.

In conclusion, moving is stressful and the summer heat along with the Covid crisis do not make it any easier.  However, if you plan and communicate with trusted moving partners, you can have a pleasurable experience. Thus, at White Glove Moving &  Storage, we enjoy being your summer moving partner with checklists and more for you to use. As a result, we look forward to performing your complimentary survey and earning the opportunity to  perform your move local or long distance.

moving during the summer

A few tips for moving with kids.

White Glove Moving During Covid-19

During these unprecedented times, White Glove Moving & Storage is proud to still offer top-notch moving during Covid-19.  Additionally, we provide packing, storage, delivery and installation services throughout Florida.  Furthermore, for those moving long distance we assist people and businesses relocating into or out of the Treasure Coast area.

That is to say, there are several steps we are taking to help ensure the safety of our employees, customers and their goods. Firstly, we have employee screenings prior to the start of each workday.  For instance, daily checking temperatures and asking questions about how staff are feeling and what exposure they may have had.  Certainly, this helps alleviate concerns customers have moving during Covid-19.

Secondly, we are asking pre-screening questions provided by the CDC to all our customers.  When? Both before a survey and their actual move day. As a result, that helps add a level of comfort to the staff as they leave our facility each morning.

Moving during covid-19

Thirdly, we made our sanitation kits more robust for each truck. Presently, these include gloves, masks, hand sanitizer along with disinfectant spray and wipes.  As a result, our movers wear these items while performing the moves when applicable.  Additionally, the sprays and wipes are used on hard surfaces throughout the day.  Lastly, the trucks are cleaned thoroughly each evening.

As an extra step, we were able to create a portable hand washing station for each Treasure Coast moving truck.  To clarify, these kits include: 3-gallon water filled hard plastic jugs with spigots, sanitizing liquid soap and c-fold towels. Most importantly, hand washing helps stop the spread for those moving during Covid-19.

To summarize, at White Glove Moving & Storage we are an essential service.  In the world at large, real estate transactions are still happening. Throughout our nation, people are  moving locally and into new states. Now more than ever, the need for a professional mover has risen.  For example, folks moving from Michigan to the Treasure Coast of Florida may have thought they’d pack themselves. With the current travel ban, as Treasure Coast movers, we now need to perform their full pack prior to moving day.  Another example,  is that firm hours of operation are in place for several homeowners’ associations. Hence, what we can do in a matter of hours would take regular people double the time. Moreover, renting a truck and trying to find labor for moving during covid-19 is difficult.  Of course, using used materials is unnecessary exposure as well.

In conclusion, with great rates in place and 50 full-time employees along with 15 trucks; we can make it happen.  To adapt, we are offering both in-home and virtual surveys . Plus, we love what we do and we would be honored to assist you. Best wishes to you and yours now and always.

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Phone: 772-778-4750
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